William H. O’Connor Jr., 66

GORHAM — William Hubert O’Connor Jr., 66, of Gorham, died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.

He was born in Boston, Mass., a son of William Hubert and Mary Agnes Nicholson O’Connor. William was a 1965 graduate of St. John’s Preparatory High School in Danvers, Mass. and a 1969 graduate of The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.

William served with the Air Force in both Japan and in the Philippines during the Vietnam War.

On July 18, 1970, he married the former Mary Jo Trainor in Newburyport, Mass.

For the past 27 years, William has been employed with LePage Bakery of Auburn as a distribution manager.

William most enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a passionate baseball fan, who loved the Boston Red Sox and was a season ticket holder of the Portland Sea Dogs. He enjoyed skiing and the spending time outdoors. He was a naturalist and avid bird watcher. Though not born in Maine, he was proud to call it home.

William was predeceased by his parents in 1988; and a brother, Richard F. O’Connor, in 1995.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Mary Jo O’Connor of Gorham; a son, William H. O’Connor III of Bridgton; a daughter, Mary Kathleen “Kate” O’Connor of Yarmouth; and son, Mark H. O’Connor of Harrison; a brother, Robert J. O’Connor of Raleigh, N.C.; and four treasured grandchildren.

Visiting hours were held on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers were recited Tuesday followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, corner of Broadway and Cottage Roads, South Portland. Burial followed in New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ctcrawford.com

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